On Sense and the Sensible

This Aristotelian treatise makes up part of the philosopher’s Parva Naturalia, which is Latin for “short treatises on nature.” In this text, he presents his ideas about the...

Response to Parliamentary Delegation

Elizabeth I became queen in 1558. In 1559, a worried Parliament petitioned her to marry so she may produce an heir, and she responded by courteously telling them she would do as...

Vril, The Power of the Coming Race

When two friends wander down a maze of underground tunnels, they stumble upon the entrance to another world populated with a race of advanced humanoid beings. These beautiful...

A Woman's War Record 1861-1865

Septima Collis, a native of South Carolina, married Union general Charles H.T. Collis prior to the Civil War. She supported and accompanied her husband during the Civil War....

Speech to Soldiers

Queen Elizabeth delivered this speech to the soldiers at Tilbury as they prepared to face the Spanish Armada. Leaving her body guard behind, she walked among the men in a symbolic...

St. Teresa's Own Words

  St. Teresa of Avila was a Carmelite nun, Spanish mystic, and reformer in the sixteenth century. She claims to have received visions from God, which are the subject of her...